surrounding what is know as open theism. This view is a distinct, and depending on who you
talk to, fundamentally different view concerning the nature of God and how He works in the
The basic tenet of this system is that God by his own free choice, has decided to give up
exhaustive definite foreknowledge and as a necessary corollary, meticulous control of earthly
affairs. This is done for the sake of genuine (in theological & philosophical terms, libertarian) freedom, which according to the open theist is a necessary component of an genuine, loving
Although i hope to write more about this topic in the future, for now i will include an
ample bibliography over both sides of the debate. This issue represents my first major journey
into Christian theology, and as such qualifies as my first “pilgrimage” as a Christian theologian.
Here is the site that has the bibliography. Enjoy!